As people age, they lose fat in their faces, and facial tissue thins and loosens, which causes wrinkles. Lines and folds in the face that develop due to anatomic changes that occur over time can be improved with an injectable filler, which compensates for lost volume. Adding volume to the face also helps lift the tissues. The combination of lift and volume decreases signs of aging.
Common areas treated with filler include the ‘tear trough’ beneath the lower eyelid, the nasolabial folds between the nose and mouth, the cheeks/midface. A filler can also be used to add volume in the lips to improve appearance and around the eyes to improve contour. Dr. Riske and Dr. Mettu have extensive training in anatomy, oculofacial plastic surgery, and facial injections and will identify the best filler for you based on your concerns and your examination.